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    August 16th, 2016

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 22 yo male - left side view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 22 yo male - left side view


    The photos above illustrate a 22 year old male who wished to improve his breathing, drooping nose tip and nasal bump. Patient is shown 6 months after septoplasty and rhinoplasty done through endonasal approach.

    Dr. Sam Rizk featured in article “What Happens In Vegas, Doesn’t Stay In Vegas”

    What Happens In Vegas, Doesn't Stay In Vegas

    Dr. Sam Rizk presents on the understanding and creation of facial beauty through plastic surgery. Over the years, refinement of the human body resulted in ideal formulas, ratios, angles and proportions to strive for. Though these mathematical structures of the face may yield good results, it will not be extraordinary. Every face is different, therefore requires an unique approach. It is important to tailor each facial plastic surgery for the patient. For a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Sam Rizk pays attention to each intricate detail of the surgery to create the perfect nose for the patient. Any mishap can lead to lesser results or even deformity. In the case of a facelift procedure, Dr. Sam Rizk points out the importance of using the correct skin tension and precise vector pull.

    New York City facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Rizk performs nasal dehumping during an endoscopic assisted rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery. Using a telescope endoscopic tool, Dr. Sam Rizk can perform more accurate and efficient rhinoplasty procedures. During this nasal dehumping you can see clearly into the nasal cavity. With a clear view of the nasal structure, Dr. Rizk can perform rhinoplasty surgery with smaller incision therefore resulting in faster results and recovery. Visit his Manhattan practice to learn more about his pioneered 3d Telescopic rhinoplasty.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    February 25th, 2016

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view


    Our 23 year old African American female patient wanted to reduce the wideness of her nose. She contacted Dr. Rizk and underwent an open ethnic rhinoplasty with grafts and alar base reduction. The results show a nose that is slimmer and better proportioned for her face.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    February 18th, 2016

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view


    Our 18 years old male patient visit our New York City practice seeking a rhinoplasty to remove the bump on his nose while maintaining its masculine shape. Dr. Rizk performed a septorhinoplasty and improved both the profile of the nose as well as the patient’s breathing. Results are 1 years after his procedure.

    Dr. Sam Rizk was recently featured in Cosmetic Town discussing nasal bridge augmentation. Nasal bridge augmentation–or dorsal augmentation– can add dimension and give greater definition to a flat nose. Nasal bridge augmentation is a highly requested cosmetic nose modification, particularly among those of African-American and Asian descent. Although the procedure is closely associated with certain ethnicities, it is not population specific. Nasal bridge augmentation can be employed as a reconstructive or corrective measure following an accident or a surgical complication (that is, an undesired result from a previous rhinoplasty).

    New York’s Dr. Sam Rizk, double board-certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), is considered one of the nation’s experts on nasal bridge augmentation. When surgically enhancing the nasal bridge, Dr. Rizk uses two main techniques, taking into consideration the quality and elasticity of the skin:

    ● Cartilage grafts. Cartilage is taken from other areas (the ears, for example) and transplanted to the bridge to give it structure and form. Dr. Rizk recommends the cartilage grafting for those with thin skin.
    ● Implants. Most commonly made of silicone, implants can be inserted to create a more proportioned nasal profile. Implants are permanent and suitable for those with thick skin.

    For those who are not ready to undergo surgery, the nasal bridge can be built up and shaped using dermal fillers.

    Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. In general, Dr. Rizk prefers to use the cartilage method. Because the patient’s own cartilage tissue is used, the chance of infection is reduced. However, cartilage can shrink and change shape over time. Implants, on the other hand, retain their shape, but carry a higher risk of infection. As the skin naturally ages, the implants may look less natural-looking. Although minimally-invasive injectables have a high appeal, they only offer a temporary cosmetic solution. To maintain results, the bridge will need to be retouched about twice a year.

    A pioneer in endoscopic 3-D rhinoplasty and advanced cartilage sculpting techniques, Dr. Rizk has been ranked as a top rhinoplasty specialist by both his peers and Castle Connolly, a prestigious healthcare research company. If you would like more height and definition in the bridge of the nose, contact Dr. Rizk for a consultation. To read more about Dr. Rizk’s feature in Cosmetic Town here.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    July 31st, 2015

    After a previous rhinoplasty, a 32 year old patient was unhappy with the asymmetrical pinched nasal tip of her nose causing difficulty breathing. The patient also has thin skin. Dr. Rizk performed a revision septorhinoplasty with cartilage grafts and fascia to soften the appearance of the nasal tip. Patient is shown a year after her revision procedure.


    Dr. Rizk Reports Rise in Smartphone Inspired Surgery Requests

    PR Web Sam Rizk, md, Reports Rise in Smartphone Inspired Surgery Request

    Dr. Rizk is featured in the article “Does Rhinoplasty Last Forever?”

    American Health & Beauty: Does Rhinoplasty Last Forever?

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    April 13th, 2015

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 21 yo Mexican American female, front view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 21 yo Mexican American female, left side view

    Hispanic female patient, 21 years old required a profile change. She disliked her dorsal bump and bulbous tip. The procedure is classified as an ethnic rhinoplasty due to the thick tip skin. The patient is shown 1 year post rhinoplasty.

    Dr. Sam Rizk has been chosen as a Top Facial Plastic Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist by Castle Connolly, the #1 Organization which selects Top Physicians. Dr. Rizk is highly experted and often selected by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to do their plastic surgery.

    US Weekly

    Dr. Sam Rizk’s most recent venture to the 8th Milano Masterclass Expedition on Rhinoplasty proves that he is one of the top plastic surgeons in existence. In the Master Rhinoplasty session, he taught a crowd of junior surgeons the various technical aspects of a rhinoplasty, including never-before shared “secrets.” He also lead a group of panelists for the video section of the masterclass with videos about the lessons he’s learned from thousands of primary rhinoplasties. In the masterclass, he was one of the most skilled surgeons, having discussed his expertise in ethnic and middle eastern rhinoplasties. See the article here

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    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    March 13th, 2015

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 15 year teenage patient, girl ( front view)
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 15 year teenage patient, girl (right side view)


    Female teenage patient wanted to remove her nasal bump profile and fix her breathing issue caused by an injury. During the treatment, she had her nasal tip refined and her breathing issue fixed. The patient is shown 5 years after the treatment.

    This female ethnic rhinoplasty patient has always felt self-conscious about her large nose and nasal hump. After extensive research on the best rhinoplasty surgeon in New York City, Jennifer decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sam Rizk at his Park Avenue private practice. Watch the video below to follow her nose job journey and see her results.

    Este paciente rinoplastia étnica femenina siempre ha sentido acomplejado por su gran nariz y la joroba nasal. Después de una amplia investigación sobre el mejor cirujano rinoplastia en la ciudad de Nueva York, Jennifer decidió programar una consulta con el Dr. Sam Rizk en su práctica privada de Park Avenue. Mira el vídeo a continuación para seguir su viaje de nariz y ver sus resultados.

    Nose Surgery and Chin Implant

    December 10th, 2014

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 37 yo female - front view

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 37 yo female - left side view

    This patient is 37 yo female who complained mainly about her profile. There is an imbalance between her nose and chin. She wanted a very conservative bump reduction. Nose was re-projected (brought closer to face), bump was reduced and tip was lifted slightly and a chin implant was also placed for facial balance. Postoperative pictures are shown at 1 year.

    The quest for the perfect selfie has led more and more people to request a nosejob. Reuters investigates this trend and asks Dr. Rizk for his professional opinion on the matter. Watch the video below to see more:

    Dr. Rizk featured on RT.com

    December 8th, 2014

    Dr. Rizk featured on RT.com

    Dr. Rizk is featured on RT.com for his professional opinion on patients’ requests for nosejobs in an effort to improve the way they look in selfies.

    Dr. Rizk Featured on MedEsthetics as One of NYC’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeons

    Before and After photo - Rhinoplasty |female, front view|

    For many people, having a rhinoplasty is the culmination of years of thought, research, and financial planning. Having come to the decision to undergo a nose job and locating a surgeon they like and trust, some nonetheless find themselves nervous and scared about undergoing cosmetic surgery. This is perfectly normal.

    Preparing yourself mentally before surgery is an important part of the rhinoplasty process. Taking steps to lower stress, boost confidence, and calm nerves can make the experience much smoother. We’ve included five tried and true pre-surgery suggestions:


    1. Relaxation Techniques

    Prior to having rhinoplasty, many patients feel anxious. Stress and fear may lead to sleepless nights and irritability. Finding a way to feel calm is important for both mental and physical health. Some relaxation practices my patients have successfully used include:

    • Meditation
    • Deep Breathing Exercises
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
    • Hypnosis
    • Massage
    • Visualization
    • Acupuncture

    Maintaining a positive mental attitude throughout the process is key to a quick recovery and ultimate satisfaction with your experience. Organize a support network of friends and family to help you in the days following your surgery. Develop a post-surgery recovery plan to ensure that you rest post procedure. Knowing that you have a safe space prepared with everything you will need will help minimize anxiety.


    2. Visualization

    One of the most important relaxation techniques listed above is Visualization. Visualization in this case means imagining the procedure you are about to undergo.

    To do this, find a quiet, comfortable place where you can be alone with your thoughts. Many people visualize in their bed before they sleep or after they wake up. Any place you feel comfortable is fine. Close your eyes, relax your body and do the following:

    In your mind’s eye, see yourself successfully preparing yourself for surgery both mentally and physically. Imagine the day of the surgery. See yourself feeling calm and confident. Picture the surgery itself. Watch as the surgeon completes all of the steps perfectly. Experience the recovery process unfolding without complications. See the perfect outcomes in the mirror a few weeks down the road.

    Going through these steps in your mind will help prepare you for your big day. Studies have shown that people who visualize success in this manner experience less stress and feel emotionally better the day of surgery than those who do not.

    Part of good visualization is knowing exactly what is going to happen before, during, and after surgery. This leads us to an important part of your mental preparation – education.


    3. Educate Yourself About the Process

    In my office, we put an emphasis on patient education. I have found that well-educated, well-prepared clients have less concerns the day of the procedure, recover faster, and are ultimately happier with their end results. Our staff will ensure that you have all the information you need about your rhinoplasty. Please do not be shy about asking questions. I am always available and happy to talk with my patients about their concerns, no matter how large or small they may be.

    I also encourage my patients to educate themselves by going on the Internet and researching rhinoplasty. As with any topic online, there are good websites on the subject, and bad. Make sure you are getting your information from reputable websites. In addition to my own website, sites you might consider referring to include aafprs.org, realself.com, entnet.org, and the National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus website.


    4. Understand What a Plastic Surgeon Can and Cannot Do

    It is important to have realistic expectations about your rhinoplasty. Studies have shown that among cosmetic surgery patients that are unhappy with the results of their procedures, the most common characteristic is that they simply had unrealistic expectations. While a rhinoplasty may certainly improve one’s appearance, it is not reasonable to expect a magical or miraculous transformation. In addition, plastic surgery cannot cure depression or other psychological conditions. Often, a successful rhinoplasty can boost one’s self-confidence, but this cannot be guaranteed for everyone.

    It is very important to me that my patients are choosing to have rhinoplasty for the right reasons. No one should undergo a procedure if they are seeking to look like someone else, or if they hope it will completely change their lives. Rhinoplasty can certainly improve one’s appearance, but it cannot fix all of life’s problems.


    5. Understand the Recovery Process

    The first thing to remember is that the recovery process takes time. It may take up to two years for your nose to completely reach its final form. Every patient heals differently and at her own pace.

    Your nose will be swollen following rhinoplasty, and it will take time for the swelling to go down. Most swelling will go away within two weeks. After a month it will be almost all gone, but it may take up to a year for swelling to totally disappear.

    Immediately following surgery, your face will be puffy. You may possibly have black eyes, though I take special precautions to minimize this and other bruising. Many patients experience bouts of nausea during the day following their operation.

    Cold compresses will be used to help reduce swelling. In some instances pain medications will be dispensed to ease discomfort. Homeopathic herbal remedies like arnica montana can help you recover as well. Your head should remain elevated for a few days, and in some cases should not be moved at all. It may be several weeks before you can resume vigorous physical activity, including contact sports. You may have to sleep on your back for several weeks. You probably won’t be able to wear glasses for three weeks. Most patients are able to go back to work within ten days.

    My patients usually receive a packet of remedies to speed and aid the recovery process. This packet can include herbal supplements, vitamins, and the anti-inflammatory steroid Medrol. Other medicines designed to speed recovery may be given as well.

    To learn more about preparing for rhinoplasty, contact my office today.

    Dr. Rizk featured on Yahoo! Sports – Clint Dempsey’s dilemma – To mask or not to mask?

    NYC-based rhinoplasty expert Dr. Sam Rizk offers his professional opinion on Clint Dempsey’s mask dilemma. Dr. Rizk tells Yahoo! Sports a mask is the best way to avoid further injury to the soccer captain’s nose.

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